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The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Hudson Valley Renegades 4-2 on the road Wednesday night.
The Renegades struck for two runs against Crawdads starter Robby Ahlstrom in the first inning. But in the third inning, Hickory produced their first run of the game. With one away, Jayce Easley drew a walk on five pitches. Alejandro Osuna then singled as the ball deflected off of the Renegades second baseman, putting runner on first and second. One out later, back-to-back wild pitches would advance Easley from third and then home while Osuna wound up on second before a flyout ended the inning.
Hickory would tie the game up in the sixth inning. Frainyer Chavez was issued a walk to start the inning. A Cristian Inoa ground out into a force out as Chavez was thrown out at second but Inoa got to first. One out later, Angel Aponte was hit by a pitch, placing runners on first and second. After a Renegades pitching change, Chris Seise singled, allowing Inoa to score. However, Hudson Valley would score two runs in the home half of the sixth inning for the final, 4-2 score.
The Crawdads had only four hits in the contest, with Inoa the only player to have a hit and score a run for Hickory.
The loss drops Hickory to 24-26 on the second half of the season. They are 62-54 overall on the season. Hickory takes on the Renegades through Sunday.